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Children’s voices are raised in praise
In their seducing Christmas plays. 
They tell of Herod so reviled,
He would harm the sweet Christ Child.

Hearken to merry Christmas bell
As music for my kyrielle,
Telling of birth so undefiled.
“Born is Mary’s sweet Christ Child”.

They simply can’t contain their joy
At coming of the Holy Boy.
Even three wise men are beguiled
At birth of Mary’s sweet Christ Child.

Two Thousand years ago He came.
And Earth has never been the same.
Joseph worried as Mary smiled
At birth of her awaited child.

God’s angels came to warn the two
What the most evil king would do.
With His bed on their donkey piled.
They’re running with the sweet Christ Child.

This story that does not grow old
For centuries has been retold.
Today the children have restyled
The old tale for the sweet Christ Child.

Copyright © Joyce Johnson

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  1. Date: 1/10/2013 4:00:00 AM
    My dear Joyce, my heartfelt congratulations on your big win, too! love and big hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 1/9/2013 4:21:00 PM
    Great faith based work..Enjoyed reading this winner...Congrats on your win.Sara

  1. Date: 1/8/2013 4:57:00 PM
    Joyce, a nice SEASON OF LIGHTS a nice & warm CONGRATULATIONS, with your win is a DELIGHT & ENLIGHTENMENT in OUR GLOBAL COMMUNITY (contest)... keep up the good work... always~PD

  1. Date: 1/4/2013 7:27:00 AM
    A beautiful and joyful write Joyce, congrats!

  1. Date: 1/4/2013 12:32:00 AM
    Enjoyed this nice spiritual write..Congrats to you, love!! Jag

  1. Date: 1/3/2013 11:00:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win, Joyce.

  1. Date: 1/3/2013 10:50:00 AM
    I echo Isaiah's thoughts, simply beautiful! Congratulations.

  1. Date: 1/3/2013 10:20:00 AM
    A sweet kyrielle for the Christ child, Joyce. Big congrats in the contest. It's so nice to view the winners after the season just passed.

  1. Date: 1/3/2013 9:56:00 AM
    I like the fourth verse most. Nice that you wrote about the true meaning of Christmas and what it means to you. The story truly never does grow old.